The New York Knicks let one slip away as they fell to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
With the New York Knicks not having many home game this month, they had to get a home win against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, they looked flat for the most part.
Here are three takeaways from the game.
No one got hot
The Knicks looked very good against the Spurs in the first half, but they went flat in the second half as they went down by as much as 16 points.
To their credit, New York did cut San Antonio’s lead to eight points, but couldn’t break through.
Unfortunately, guys like Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee and Michael Beasley couldn’t get hot enough to get a much needed home win.
Porzingis finished the game with only 13 points on 5-19 shooting. He did grab 9 rebounds. Beasley led the Knicks with 18 points and also had nine rebounds.
Knicks looked tired
Even though the Knicks hadn’t played a game since Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, they looked very slow in the second half and weren’t moving around the way they needed to in order to upset the Spurs.
Knicks could have defeated the Spurs
If the Knicks had brought their A game, they could have defeated the Spurs. Unfortunately, like I mentioned above no really stepped up.
Over the past six games or so, it’s been obvious that the Knicks really miss Tim Hardaway Jr. He’s a guy that can pick up the slack when no one else can.